The White Deer

Our rating: ***

King Clode and his three sons, Thag, Gallow, and Jorn, are hunting in the forests and give chase to a White Deer. The chase leads them all over and through the Enchanted Forest, but when they finally corner the Deer, it is transformed into a Princess. A Princess who cannot remember her name or kingdom. The Princess sets a task for each of the three Princes to perform, in order to see which one shall marry her. But in the middle of all this, the Royal Recorder is beginning to wonder whether the Princess is a Princess turned Deer and back again, or whether the Princess is really a Deer.

This is a Thurber book. You can’t explain it much clearer than that. He has such a nonsensical way of putting things, it’s almost ridiculous. It’s a nice easy story, so if you’re looking for heart-pounding adventure, don’t even consider this book. But if you’re looking for something light and funny, go for it!

One Response to “The White Deer”

  1. […] Well, it’s a fairy tale, what do you think happens? Thurber has quite a weird take on fairy tales. If you want more, try The White Deer. […]

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